It's hot. No, it's freakin' hot. So what goes well with scorching heat? If you answered bands, bikes, beer, and bitchin' trail riding, then you might want to wheel yourself out to Fairfax today and tomorrow for the second annual Fairfax Fat Tire Festival.
Organized by Velo Club Fairfax in conjunction with the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce, the festival features a variety of activities, including a noncompetitive "poker" ride on Saturday and the official cross-country race on Sunday.
Saturday's events at the Central Field in downtown Fairfax include a display of classic bikes from the very first Repack mountain bike race, a contemporary bike expo, and live music by Love Rocket, Ruckus, the Tom Finch Band, and Charlie Kelly and Fat Tire Flyer. Twice during the day, MTB wizard Hans "No Way" Rey will dish out some mind-blowing trials exhibitions. All the while, festival goers can wash down barbeque chicken with beer from three different breweries. In the evening, Velo Club Fairfax will show three films: Klunkerz, a documentary on that first Repack race; a new freeride film featuring Rey and Thomas Frischknecht; and Bruce Brown's classic motorcycle film, On Any Sunday.